287
trips planned in the last hour
8.9
out of 10
Trustscore rating
©

Urgench trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner Asia  /  Uzbekistan  /  Xorazm Province  /  Urgench

Urgench

4.1
Urgench is a city in western Uzbekistan. The population of Urgench on April 24, 2014 was approximately 150,110, an increase from 139,100 in 1999. It is the capital of the Khorezm Region, on the Amu Darya River and the Shavat canal. The city is situated 450 km west of Bukhara across the Kyzylkum Desert.The history of the city goes back to the second half of the 19th century. The city should not be confused with the similarly-named city of Konya-Urgench in Turkmenistan. The city of Old Urgench was left after the Amu Darya river changed its course in the 16th century, leaving the old town high and dry and without water. New Urgench was founded by Russians in the second half of the 19th century at the site of a little trade station of the Khanate of Khiva.Modern Urgench is a Soviet-style city with cotton motifs adorning many objects, from street lights to apartment houses. Of note is a monument to the twenty Komsomol members killed by Tekke basmachi on the banks of the Syr Darya in 1922, and a large statue to Muhammad al-Khwarizmi, the 9th century local mathematician who revolutionised algebra, outside the Hotel Urgench. A flat, drab place, Urgench is the main gateway for tourists to Khiva 35 kilometres to the southeast, whose old city, known as Itchan Kala, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Urgench is in Xorazm Province. Use our Uzbekistan travel planner to arrange the details of your trip to Urgench and other destinations.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Save Saved

Plan your trip to Urgench

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Urgench

4.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 4​h

Side trips from Urgench

Where to stay in Urgench

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Places to visit with Urgench

Recently planned trips to Urgench

5 days in Uzbekistan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, outdoors, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Uzbekistan BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC April, culture, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Asia BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 59 days in Asia BY A USER FROM BULGARIA April, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Bishkek, Jalal-Abad & Uzbekistan BY A USER FROM BULGARIA April, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Asia BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 38 days in Uzbekistan & China BY A USER FROM ITALY March, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Uzbekistan, Iran & Lebanon BY A USER FROM MEXICO April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Uzbekistan BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 41 days in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan & Kyrgyzstan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Uzbekistan BY A USER FROM NORWAY August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Urgench & Bukhara BY A USER FROM TURKEY August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans